*NEW- Brown FLORSHEIM IMPERIAL Full Brogue Budapester, Circa 1985: 44D
€620.00SOLD to Mr. M. L., Hereford, England
Full Brogue Derby
The finest and most durable shoe ever made in America.
My old clients have grown weary of hearing me extol the virtues of the vintage Florsheim Imperial Budapesters. Not that they disagree that Florsheim made a shoe that will not soon be equaled in the world, certainly not among the ready-mades. This particular pair is exceptional, as it is brand new; an extreme rarity for a shoe not made for over 20 years. And it is exactly the type of shoe leather that will develop an extraordinarily beautiful patina over the years. Florsheim’s Pebble Grain Calfskin takes to polish exceptionally well and, over time, takes on a warm glow. The attention to detail in the Imperials is most impressive: Goodyear welted and riveted double sole with additional split reverse storm welt [Pic#9]. A shoe of this build quality, with double sole and armoured heel -please notice the double row of hand-set nails and tri-angular cleat that protect the heel- is a gift from the gods for a big or a heavy man or any man who is long on his feet or hard on shoes. You will be wearing this pair long after you have walked out of several other pairs of less substantial shoes.
Compare the Imperial Full Brogue Budapesters to a pair of Church’s, Crockett & Jones, or Alden’s Brogues, all of which I myself sell, and you will see that this a far superior shoe. Read what my other clients have said about this shoe; they rave, and rightly so. And do not be misled by the relatively large number of new Imperials shown here; these are the result of years of my collecting and are avilable nowhere else! Have a pair for yourself; you will not be disappointed. The perfect all-season shoe, for rain or shine, Town or Country, a beautiful and no-nonsense Full Brogue for the gentleman.
Condition: New and unworn in original Florsheim box.
Size: 10.5D(US)…..9.5E(UK)…..Continental 44D, for the medium width foot.
Postage: Innerhalb Deutschlands Euro 6,90; France Euro 14,20; Japan and the Far East Euro 22,10…US$10.
If you do not find your size in this shoe among my listings, please enquire after your size in this or others fine shoes from the best English and American shoemakers, present and past. I specialize in difficult sizes, very large or very small, narrow and wide including Florsheim Imperial Full Brogues like the one above in Tan, Brown, Black and Shell Cordovan.